Family: Gelsemiaceae (G. Don) L. Struwe and V. Albert
Country of Origin: Southeastern N. America - Florida to Texas, N to Arkansas & W. Virginia
Habitat: Along sea coasts in dry to wet woods, thickets and sands.
Description: Twining vine to 20' or more; leaves to 3" long, lustrous, dark green; yellow flowers in clusters, individual blossoms trumpet-shaped, one and a half inches long. State flower of South Carolina.
Uses: This plant has numerous therapeutic uses, although extreme care should be taken as all parts of the plant are considered toxic and potentially fatal if ingested.
USDA Zone: 7-10
This accession has been observed in bloom on:
Accession # 198500715
Accession Date: 12-31-1985
Bench: 2307 - Eurasia - Low
Currently: active - healthy
Qty: 1 confirmed on 11-29-2017
Poisonous Plant Parts - Not for Human Consumption All parts of this plant contain the strychnine related alkaloids gelsemine and gelseminine and should not be consumed. The sap may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. If ingested, immediately call the Poison Control Center.